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    Ask Jim - Part 4: The Final Chapter

    Something that I think can help:

    Frequently Asked Questions:


    Who are my favorite wrestlers?
    Chris Benoit, Ricky Steamboat and Davey Boy Smith. For current, Davey Richards and William Regal.

    Who are my most hated wrestlers?
    Randy Orton, Triple H and Shawn Michaels.

    Most under used wrestlers, past and present?
    Brad Armstrong and Jamie Noble.

    What do I think about *Insert current TNA event*?
    No idea, I don't bother watching TNA anymore.

    What's my favorite and least favorite company?
    Currently, my favorite is PWG with CHIKARA being second. My least favorite for major ones is TNA, unless Raw brand can count.

    What do I think about Adam Pearce as booker?
    He has his strengths and faults. I enjoy the push of some new stars, but there just isn't enough to hold my attention with the lack of quality wrestlers.

    Will ROH die?
    Possibly, but they have a good chance of recovering if they can get their new stars pushed well (Richards, Omega, King and possibly Black).

    What's my favorite match?
    Ricky Steamboat vs Rick Rude from WCW Beach Blast 1992.

    What companies would be best to ask you about?
    WWE (Especially older), WCW, ECW, AWA, ROH, TNA (Older only), CHIKARA and PWG.

    What companies should I avoid asking you about?
    TNA (From 2007 on or so), Lucha Libra companies, CZW, WCCW, any current indy not listed above and any puro company (Not for disliking it, but for not knowing enough to give too intelligent of answers).

    What kind of questions do you like the most?
    The more detailed the better about the companies I listed in the ones I should be asked about. Asking about specific events or parts of careers allows me to focus on giving a more detailed response then a short broad one.

    What kind of questions would you like to avoid being asked?
    Typically, any of the above. In addition, any kind of topic that has been discussed on nearly every message board hundreds of times. Very general questions about wrestlers/shows/happenings that could be discussed for pages I also don't like. For example, being asked for my opinion on Ric Flair is far too much potential ground to cover. However, asking me what I thought of his first WWE run in 1991-1993 is much more doable.

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    What angle in wrestling interests you the most at the moment?

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    Do you have a favourite match? If so, what is it and why?

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    I think he's been asked that in every previous thread >_>

    Rude/Savage Iron man match, amirite?

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    Who do you believe is one of the best puro wrestler out there? I truly believe it is KENTA. People say he is predictable but he is still very entertaining then most of the wrestlers out there atleast in my opinion.
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    Basically, Capone, you're my drunk friend who I love, but I need to deal with you pissing all over in my car and starting fights with big dudes with me getting punched in the face as well


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    I didn't read any of his previous threads. I think Tanahashi is quite possibly one of the best Japanese wrestlers around at the moment, but this is Jim's thread. >_>

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    How far and Kofi go in the WWE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillSteve View Post
    What angle in wrestling interests you the most at the moment?
    Nigel's heel turn has been beyond fun. Being as one of the fans who never turned on him, it's great seeing him attack those who tried to attack him. The latest Video Wire shows how much of a better heel Nigel is than face. A company always gets bonus points from me when they listen to their fans. Similar to Rocky Maivia, Nigel was getting booed, but instead of forcing the fans to deal with it, they turned him. It's such a simple idea to listen to the fans, but it rarely happens these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulz0 View Post
    Do you have a favourite match? If so, what is it and why?
    My favorite WWE match is Bret Hart vs Davey Boy Smith at In Your House: Seasons Beatings. This match gets forgotten over the overrated Summerslam match. Personally, I find this to be Smith's best singles match. You still had the emotion of their SS match, but this time neither guy was afraid of hurting the other which made for a better match.

    Quote Originally Posted by Capone View Post
    Who do you believe is one of the best puro wrestler out there? I truly believe it is KENTA. People say he is predictable but he is still very entertaining then most of the wrestlers out there atleast in my opinion.
    I assume you mean best today. I'm not going to BS and act as if I'm an expert on Japan's companies, but from what I've seen I love Marufuji. Especially in his ROH matches, he gives off a bit more character than the other Japanese wrestlers which is a major plus.

    I do love KENTA though. I've yet to see a bad match from him.

    Quote Originally Posted by KennethTheKiller View Post
    How far and Kofi go in the WWE?
    It's too early to tell, but right now he's on track of being semi-successful. Very few wrestlers on ECW (Since beginning in 2006) has really received a real push. That alone makes his future look bright. By the end of the year he could easily be a contender for the ECW "World" Championship.

    If you're a fan who wants to see Kofi become big, then hope that Punk is sent to another show. Punk being gone (and event if they have someone like Kane come to ECW) means there's a huge chance for Kofi.

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    what is you jake roberts feud and favourite promo of his?
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    Feud of the year in 1997?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage_Animal View Post
    what is you jake roberts feud and favourite promo of his?
    Jake's feud with Randy Savage in 1991/1992 is hands down one of my favorite feuds of all time. Everything about it was just fantastic. It was also during this period that Jake had some of his best promos. I especially loved his Tuesday in Texas second promo where he admits he got off by hitting Miss Elizabeth. Finding a copy of Supertape 1992 (which contains a few matches then the entire Tuesday in Texas PPV) is worth the price for the Roberts/Savage match and promos.

    Quote Originally Posted by PY View Post
    Feud of the year in 1997?
    The whole Hart Foundation vs America was one of the best feuds of the 90's. While the Hart Foundation was made up of The Harts, Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith and Brian Pillman, the Americans were a revolving group. But I especially loved when Austin, Michaels, L.O.D. and Goldust were involved. There was a lot of Attitude Era elements, but unlike the Attitude Era, the matches were just as good as the hype. 1997 was such a fun time to be a wrestling fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monster Abyss View Post
    In what ways could it be said that wrestling is better today than it was in the 80s-mid 90s? I am tired of hearing that wrestling is worse now than it used to be. I personally think there are many positives of wrestling today, and it has improved over time, at least in certain aspects. Thoughts?

    I left off the attitude era because I know you don't really like that anyway
    While I think it's quite obvious I prefer previous eras to today's wrestling, there are several things that is better these days.

    Video Releases - I could hate every single thing the WWE does for the past few years, but their home video releases have been increasingly awesome. Back in the day, most videos were just a hour long. Most matches were either short or clipped. As time went on they slowly started putting more effort into their videos. These days, the norm is to have a one hour documentary, 5-8 matches and a lot of promos/interviews all on 2 discs equaling 6-8 hours.

    Nationwide Exposure - There was once a time where if you moved across the country or just a few states over, you were forced into watching a different company. But with the rise of cable television, you're able to watch one company anywhere in America and Canada (I assume Europe and other places, but without living there my I'm not sure). That's quite a little perk to have.

    Ease of Watching - No longer are you as a fan forced into tape trading or other means to watch other companies or countries. Thanks to the internet, I'm able to keep up with Japanese wrestling and any obscure indy promotion. This also helps the companies since as fans we know more wrestlers around the world. Wrestlers are able to enter a company already over (EX/ CM Punk in 2006).

    Future Knowledge - This ties into the previous three. One of the problems that previous decades have is that it's hard to really know what happened each year. Even if you owned every PPV, you will only have an idea what happened for very brief periods of time that year. Look at 1986 for example. How much do fans really know what happened for the year? Did you know that Roddy Piper turned face that year? How about the long running Hulk Hogan vs Paul Orndorff feud? Ever heard of the Machines? Sadly, with Wrestlemania 2 being the only major event that is easily remembered, 1986 is just one of the years that is largely unknown. Although I'm not a huge fan of having so many PPV's each year, having 12+ gives future fans an easy and informative review of the year. Tie in with the video releases, a fan can start watching in 2010 and easily know exactly what happened in 2007.

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    When should CM Punk (if ever) get a WHC/WWE title reign?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monster Abyss View Post
    Valid points, but that insinuates that you don't believe there are any positives of the current product when compared to the product of previous eras, outside of technological advances and more PPVs
    Ha, yeah I noticed that after it was posted.

    Here's a couple more:

    Variety - Pretty much every major company in the US displays a wide variety of styles every event. Technical, women, spotfests, high flying, brawls, death matches, squashes, and comedy matches are able to be viewed easily. This helps broaden the audience show that anyone can find something interesting about the show.

    PPV Lengths - Especially for Wrestlemania's, while there were classics, there were also an average of 9-12 matches. Having 3 hours to so many matches meant have your fair share of squash and short matches. These days, most PPV matches are normally just under 10 minutes at a minimal.
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    Ultimately, if it was easily for me to come up with a long list of things that today's wrestling does better than the past, then I would have no reason being such a fan of older wrestling. Past decades had more thought out feuds, wrestlers didn't get stale as quickly and wrestlers didn't depend on cheap spots to get the fans into a match. So unless I lie, this should be expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennethTheKiller View Post
    When should CM Punk (if ever) get a WHC/WWE title reign?
    I love Punk, but being the top guy on Smackdown or Raw when there's such wrestlers as Triple H, John Cena and The Undertaker around is a tough task to accomplish. Unfortunity, Punk really went in the wrong order in becoming a star. Had he been an IC or US champion then came to ECW to become their champion, it would be a lot easier to be seen as a legit main eventer (See Bobby Lashley).

    For Punk to win the WHT or WWE Title and actually look like a real champion, I would wait another year. After Wrestlemania, send Punk over to Raw or SD. Keep him in a Kennedy/Kane low main event spot. Have Punk defeat every midcarder and put up close matches against main eventers. Around WM 25, Punk should be ready for the title.

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    In your opinion who had the better gimmick in the WWF, Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neXus View Post
    In your opinion who had the better gimmick in the WWF, Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage and why?
    I would easily say Savage.

    As over as Hogan was, he had a very basic gimmick. An All American ultimate face. It's a gimmick that a lot of wrestlers have had, but not one that promises success. Hogan's entertaining skills is what made him so popular, not the gimmick.

    Randy Savage and all of his WWE gimmicks were all larger than life. The egotistical chicken shit jealous heel Macho Man (1985-1987) was able to get instant heat based on how he treated Miss Elizabeth. The Macho King (1989-1991) was a gimmick of a superiority complex. Having the crown, scepter and always cheating was another easy way to be hated. Face Macho Man (1987-1989 and 1991-1994) was Savage using his voice and his over the topness to just be so much fun.

    No matter what gimmick he had, Savage always expressed how passionate he was in his eyes and voice. It was that passion that really drew in the fans.

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    Another Randy Savage question because I love him

    Why hasn't the WWE inducted Randy Savage into their HOF? Does/did he deserve to be inducted before some of the people currently in the HOF? If yes, who are they and why?
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